Nail Art Craze on Mom

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Still on the YouTube How-To's, and came across a very fun nail art video.


It's a video created by QueenofBlendingMUA and I simply ADORE it.  I changed the colors (big mistake btw!) because I figured my mom would not be cool with having black polish on her nails.  I chose these two colors that I thought would look good together....and in theory they might have.  However, the colors didn't turn out as bold as I thought they would.

In the original video, QueenofBlendingMUA uses black with hot pink.  That, my dear readers, is a really good combination.  Something dark paired with something light.  Now that I have made my mistake, I shall learn from it and now pass on my learnings to you.

Things I used (From Left to Right):
Art Club Nail Art Sprinkles: White Flowers
It's So Easy Stripe Right: Neon Pink
China Glaze: Pink Voltage (Neon)
China Glaze: Purple Panic (Neon)
It's So Easy Stripe Right: Neon Purple
Orly Glosser

*Note 1: My Glosser is a little old (like 5+ yrs) so it looks a smidge green.  This doesn't affect my designs or anything (that I've noticed).

*Note 2: I got all of these at Sally's Beauty Supply.

I won't be explaining how to create the look, because you can easily watch the video link I posted above.  She does an excellent job of explaining how to create the look.  The main difference is that I substituted the purple for the black and instead of rhinestones I used the white flowers.  It made this interesting dainty look, but I like the original better. =)

I don't have more pictures (or clearer pictures) and since I did this a while ago, obviously my mom doesn't have it on anymore.  In fact, I took it off after 3 days because I didn't like it.  I replaced it with a different design that I'll post later on.  I may try to recreate this look in the future with a different color combination.  I'll keep y'all updated if I do!

Nail Art Craze

Sunday, September 20, 2009

So I've been pretty bored recently...and started watching How-to's on YouTube. So now, I've stocked up on some nail supplies and have started ACTUALLY doing my own nails for once! I'll start posting pics. So far I haven't straight up copied a design, but if I do, I'll make sure to give the owner credit.

This picture to the left is just a very simple black French manicure with a light pinkish/purplish stripe below it. When I did this, I didn't have my supplies yet, so I had to work with what I had laying around.

Stuff I used:
The black polish is Sally Girl in Poser.
The pinkish stripe polish is Nail Art by Nubar in A146.
The top coat is Orly Glosser.

I know I should use a base coat, especially since I was using black nail polish, but I just did this on a whim (while playing World of Warcraft as you can tell by my monitor). So if you want to do something like this, I suggest any base coat.

Then I just used the black nail polish on the tips. I tried to get it as close to my natural nail line as I could, but not worrying too much because I knew I was going to cover it up. I put on two coats and let that dry for about 10 minutes. (Probably could've gotten away with 5, but like I said, I was playing WoW, lol.)

Afterwards, I used the pink nail polish. This comes in a skinny bottle with a really long, thin brush. I carefully drew a thin line just below the tip to just cover up any imperfections. I let this dry for another few minutes while my group killed a boss.

And lastly, I just tossed on one coat of the Glosser. Personally, I love this top coat. It has a really nice shine and doesn't chip too easily. =)

And there you have it, a black French mani. More to follow. (A few with the same posting date, but only because I did a few manis before I decided to blog about it!) Hopefully in the future I'll have better pictures!